With its proven design principles and innovative features, the original Mauser 98 action is considered by many to be the finest bolt action design ever created. With the Beretta Mato, that standard has been raised. The receiver is machined from pre-hardened bar stock for maximum tensile strength. The claw extractor bolt provides ultra-reliable controlled round-feeding in any position the rifle is held, firmly fixing each cartridge in place as it slides into chamber. As a safety enhancement, the extractor enables shells to be run through the magazine and ejected out of the gun without having to first close the bolt completely on the round in the chamber. The ergonomic, tear drop design of the bolt handle provides a sure, firm grip when engaging the bolt. The Beretta Mato box magazine is a drop-out design, which makes it easy to quickly insert a full load of fresh cartridges. When inserted into the rifle, its base is identical to the hinged floor plate design found on classic hunting rifles. The trigger guard latch and magazine floor plate are precision machined for an extremely secure magazine lock-up. This rifle features a 3-position safety and an adjustable trigger. Its stock, its metal, and its bore are all in very good condition.